The Mikkel Rude one is long gone, so good to see the 1960s Waffle Knit Cardigan by Trickett returning for a limited time.
I think we all miss Mikkel Rude and his clothing label, but I know it was a burden running it, so understandable that it no longer exists. He filled a gap, producing high-quality pieces for the Mod and skin market, including a design no dissimilar to this one. I still have mine, and as well as looking good, it’s my go-to layer when the temperatures drop.
But finding a replacement is a tough one. Not many people make them. At least, not to the standard Mikkel did. Except for one place – Trickett.
The small Trickett label made these as a limited edition a few years ago, essentially only available for a few weeks. But as part of the retailer’s 10th anniversary, they are bringing back some of the more popular designs for one last time – including this much-loved cardigan. Apparently, it is the most-requested piece from the archive.
As you would expect, this is a replica of the original 1960s cardigan, much loved by both Mods and skinheads, not to mention many other people since. They take 6-8 weeks to make, and they are made in the same factory that produced the originals decades ago.
That original factory has apparently ‘dusted off the patterns’ for an exact replica of what was worn during the original period, right down to the leather football buttons. Note also the two front pockets, a thick placket around the neck and down the front, and a slightly oversized fit. One hundred per cent wool construction, as you would expect.
If you want slimmer, perhaps consider sizing down when you order. Talking of ordering, the cardigans are available in navy or camel. And if you want to get your name down for one, the price is £120. Cheaper than the Mikkel Rude one from some years back.
Via His Knibs